The Rivermen Outlast The James Gang Again

Written by Gary Groob - All Lacrosse All The Time 

The Six Nations Rivermen (9-1) traveled east to Ennismore to face the James Gang (0-10-1) at the Robert E. Young Recreational Complex in Ennismore, Ontario. 

These teams have met twice this year with Six Nations coming away with wins in both. However, the last time these teams met, the James Gang took the Rivermen to the brink, losing with just 0:09 seconds left in the game.

The goaltending match-up had Laine Hruska in net for the Rivermen facing Drew Hutchison in net for the James Gang.

Another barnburner between these two teams who were neck and neck all afternoon. Ennismore had the lead 6-5 heading to the third period.  

Sam LeClair scored a pair for Six Nations in the third, as well as Danton Miller and Joe Squire with singles, while the Rivermen defense shut down the Ennismore offense. Six Nations comes away with the 9-7 victory.

To The Game:

Wes Whitlow got things moving for the Rivermen converting a Marcus Elvin pass at 6:51, but Carter Page answered with an unassisted goal in transition at 10:19.  

Adam Churchill gave Ennismore the lead off a Tommy Collins pass at 12:05, but was answered by Riley Miller with an unassisted talley 0:48 seconds later.  

Sam LeClair gave Six Nations the lead off a Wes Whitlow feed 15:59 to end the scoring in the first.

After one period, Six Nations 3 Ennismore 2.

Second Period:

Ennismore put together a mini run to start the period. Adam Churchill tied the game with a low to low shot off a Taylor Dooley pass at 0:23 seconds, followed by Adam Thistlethwaite finishing a Jordan Sample pass at 2:25.  

Joe Squire tied the game for the Rivermen on the power-play off a Wes Whitlow feed at 4:58, followed by Zane Delpe blasting a Brooker Muir pass at 6:54.

Adam Churchill scored off a Curtis Martin pass at 7:40, followed by Adam Thistlethwaite converting a Churchill feed at 13:54 to give the James Gang the lead once again.  

After two periods, Ennismore 6 Six Nations 5.

Third Period:

Sam LeClair tied the game unassisted at 7:39, followed by Danton Miller converting a Wes Whitlow pass at 11:36. Joe Squire increased the lead to two goals off a Whitlow feed as well at 16:44.

Adam Churchill brought the game within one with a laser off a Tommy Collins feed at 17:44, but Sam LeClair scored with just 1:36 to give the Rivermen some insurance. 

Final score, Six Nations 9 Ennismore 7.

The Three Stars:

1. Sam LeClair 

2. Wes Whitlow 

3. Adam Churchill